GETTING THE RIGHT HELP TO PEOPLE IN NEED.
DO YOU BELIEVE EVERYONE IN OUR CITY DESERVES TO LIVE WITH DIGNITY?
Thanks For Your Compassion!
We completely agree! It’s by the combined efforts of compassionate-hearted people like yourself that we can ensure families live in dignity. Our unified efforts will ensure they are loved, encouraged and on a strong path to a life of self-sufficiency!
Some Facts About Homelessness In Clay County, FL
While the perception is at times that homeless and displaced families deserve what they are getting because they are lazy, unmotivated, addicted or just don’t care; the fact of the matter is many displaced and homeless people have had some type of substantial set back in their lives that have placed them in their current situation. Be it a job loss/drop in income, illness, loss of transportation that led to loss of job/income, divorce, abuse, etc.. Many of us are only one paycheck or one circumstance from being in the same predicament. MOST people who are displaced want their life back, but just need a hand up (not a hand out) to do it.
In 2016, Mercy Support Services received and responded to more than 1,550 calls. Of those, 47% needed financial assistance, 33% needed help with housing, and the other 20% needed food, medical assistance or help with transportation.
You can help them turn their circumstances around in four most important ways: Pray, Give, Volunteer and Help Spread Awareness. If you’re still not convinced, but are willing to stay informed and just explore the issues that the hurting are facing, you can sign up for our newsletter below:
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5th Annual Champions For Mercy Gala October 18
The annual fundraising dinner, auction and entertainment Gala features Keynote Speaker John Ashmen, president of the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions. Van Royal is the Honorary Chair. Read more and download the information package here.
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Our Call Center volunteers take calls from people seeking help in many areas, including utilities, rent, mortgage, medical needs, food, clothing, evictions, veterans assistance, and more. Those needing substantial help are assigned to a Care Coach.
People in crisis are often quite stressed. Mercy Support Services trains volunteers to be their coaches and to help access resources on their behalf. The Mercy Care Coach helps individuals and families get back to self-sufficiency.
Learn more about the services at Mercy Support Services as well as the men, women, and children we have helped. Our videos tell their stories and inform our community about the desperate need for homeless services in Clay County.
Mercy Support Services
P.O. Box 1526
Orange Park, FL 32067
Ph: (904) 297-4052